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Global Markets Sales & Trading Summer Associate Program – 2023

We believe Bank of America can do more for our clients than any other financial services firm. We understand the challenges our clients face around the world, and we use the full resources of our company to help them achieve their goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury and liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.
Our Global Markets business offers sales and trading services, including research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, and commodity and equity businesses. Global Markets product coverage includes securities and derivative products in both the primary and secondary markets.
Program overview
Our Summer Associate Program includes formal training and assignments with a specific team in Global Markets. Extensive training is followed by placement in fixed income and/or equity markets, exposure to different functions in sales, trading, origination, and structuring/quantitative analysis. As a summer associate, you will focus on a specific product area within the overall group.
Program teams
  • Central Risk Group
  • Client Solutions
  • Equity Derivatives Structuring
  • Systematic Investment Group
  • Credit Trading
  • Rates e-Trading
  • Rates F&O
Job description
As a summer associate, your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Handling day-to-day transaction needs, including reconciliation and clearing services
  • Assisting in educating clients about complex structures and technical products
  • Assisting in developing new products and bringing them to market
  • Quantitative analysis of the current markets, trends and trading strategies
  • Numerical analysis of existing models and implementation and testing of performance enhancements
  • Assisting with sales, trading, and hedging activities
  • Helping to originate, structure, and model transactions
  • Assessing market trends and provide quantitative data for clients 
  • Performing market and quantitative research analysis 
  • Assisting in structuring, pricing, and executing trades
  • Research and modelling of complex products/trends/phenomena including Hedges and Alpha Strategies using large data sets of financial data.
  • Candidates are required to be pursuing a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a graduation timeframe between December 2023 and June 2024 in a field of Quantitative Finance, Financial Engineering, or Physics/Applied Maths/Computer Science. Experience in a technical field that blends advanced quantitative methods with finance and economics would be an advantage.
  • 3.5 minimum GPA preferred
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Experience in managing and analyzing large data sets with modern data-science tools is a plus
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of Python or R and most common data analysis libraries; packages including NumPy/Pandas/scikit-learn/Keras/PyTorch/fastai required for certain rotations
  • Prior experience with options and/or volatility products or working on a trading floor would be an advantage
  • Distinguished written and verbal communications skills and an ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely to non-technical individuals
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills and willingness to ask tough questions
  • Ability to work independently and drive toward a completed end product
  • Able to generate complex solutions across multiple product platforms, in a thorough and proactive approach
  • Strong interest in global financial markets and complex structures
  • Adapts easily to constantly changing environment
  • A track record of superior performance in extracurricular and professional activities